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Highway 24 back open between Minturn and Red Cliff after multiple avalanches

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Posted at 2:53 PM, Mar 15, 2023
and last updated 2023-03-15 21:58:06-04

UPDATE: Highway 24 is back open between Minturn and Red Cliff after multiple avalanches. Read the original story below.

EAGLE COUNTY, Colo. — All lanes of Highway 24 are closed south of Minturn due to multiple avalanches.

The Colorado Department of Transportation said the closure stretches between Forest Service Road 762 and Eagle River. This is between Minturn and Red Cliff.

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The avalanches crashed down Battle Mountain, according to Colorado State Patrol.

No other details were immediately available. Denver7 is working to learn more.

Denver weather: What to expect as snow, plunging temps blow through

Awinter weather advisory will go into effect starting at 3 p.m. Wednesday for mountain communities with possible snow accumulations between 4 and 8 inches and wind gusts up to 40 mph possible. Travel impacts will worsen Wednesday afternoon and evening with lighter snow overnight into Thursday morning for the plains.

This is a developing story and will be updated.

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